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GNOME vs. KDE: The Final Smackdown

Apr 14, 2009, 14:04 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

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"Red: Thanks, Ken. The energy in this place is truly amazing! These two industry giants intend to settle the score once and for all, and only one can hold the title of Universal Linux Window Manager. Judging by the sound of the crowd, I’d say the two are about to enter the ring. Who’s the favorite in tonight’s challenge?

"Ken: Vegas odds have it as an even match going into the fight, although there's been some talk that KDE's 4th incarnation might give it the punching power to finally take GNOME out once and for all. Red: Well, we'll see. GNOME's newest entry isn't too shabby either, Ken. But let's face it; This battle for desktop dominance has been raging for 10 years now. This is going to be one brutal brawl.

"Ken: Yes, I think everyone is waiting to find out if either of them will walk away from this thing intact. So let’s go to the ring.

"Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, and fanboys of all nations! Welcome to tonight's main event; The Linux Desktop Final Smackdown! In the corner to my right, wearing blue, and weighing in at just under 300 megabytes... The Kollosus... The Konquistidor... The Konqueror... KDE! And in the far corner, wearing a foot symbol... Weighing in at 310 megabytes... The pride of the GNU Project... The Gnerminator... The Gnihilator... GNOME!"

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